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Ramsey, Roy Vance.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.06 (1964): 3557A.
Assesses the opposition between idealized women and overt antifeminism in Christianity, Neoplatonism, and western literary tradition, using it as background to argue that Chaucer maintained in CT a successful "tension of opposing viewpoints," even…

Peck, Russell Albert.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.07 (1964): 2894-95A.
Describes the "metaphysical associations" that numbers had in medieval imagination, and explores Chaucer's uses of number symbolism in his verse forms, the dates and astronomical calculations within his works, numbers associated with his characters,…

Murphy, James J.   Review of English Studies 15, no. 57 (1964): 1-20.
Surveys the "status of rhetoric in England" during Chaucer's lifetime, documenting the "ubiquity of grammatical texts and the paucity of rhetorical texts." Tabulates Chaucer's uses of the terminology of rhetoric and style, analyzes his usage of these…

Mitchell, Charles.   Modern Language Quarterly 25 (1964): 66-75.
Focuses on the characterization of the Knight in GP, cast into relief by the Squire and Prioress, especially in the application of words such as "curteys" and "worthy." Distinguishes between moral virtue and professional efficiency throughout the GP,…

Malarkey, Stoddard.   Dissertation Abstracts International 25.05 (1964): 2983-84A.
Analyzes the rhetoric of Pandarus's speeches in TC, exploring how they align with Chaucer's changes to Boccaccio's Pandaro and how they reflect the emphases and concerns of medieval rhetoricians. Explores the different techniques of persuasion…

Mahoney, John.   Criticism 6 (1964): 144-55.
Accepts that the first eighty-eight lines of WBP are a late addition, and argues that they reflect comic awareness of the unorthodox movement, the Brotherhood of the Free Spirit, echoing its valorization of sexual activity and multiple marriages,…

Lavers, Norman.   College English 26 (1964): 180-87.
Argues that the main characters of ClT "have Oedipal fixations": Griselda, a masochistic form that correlates with "an incestuous quality in her relationship with her father," and Walter, a sadistic version that reverberates with the Cupid/Psyche…

LaHood, Marvin J.   Philological Quarterly 43 (1964): 274-76.
Identifies changes that Chaucer's made to his source, Ovid's "Fasti," when shaping his version of the story of Lucrece in LGW, changes that "Christianized" the account.

Joselyn, M., O. S. B.   College English 25 (1964): 566-71.
Uses principles of Kenneth Burke's rhetoric of form to analyze NPT, commenting on aspects of its progressions (syllogistic, inverted, and repetitive), aspects of its genre conventions, and examples of its rhetorical ornamentation.

Hieatt, A, Kent, and Constance Hieatt, eds.   New York: Bantam, 1964.
Middle English text with Modern English translation, line-by-line, of GP, KnT, MilPT, WBT, MerPT, FranT, PardPT, PrPT, and NPT, with a brief glossary of names and terms and a bibliography appended. The Introduction describes Chaucer's life and the…

Herz, Judith Scherer.   Criticism 6.3 (1964): 212-24.
Explores the relationship between reality and romance in KnT, comparing the Tale's presentation of details and ideals with those found in Froissart's "Chronicle," and arguing that the Knight operates with the "assumptions of chronicle history" and…

Grennen, Joseph E.   Modern Language Quarterly 25 (1964): 131-39.
Identifies parallels between the effects of grief on the Black Knight in BD (486-512) and late-medieval medical descriptions of the "falling of the heart" due to sorrow or distress, quoting parallels from John of Gaddesden and Jacopo Berengario Da…

Grennen, Joseph E.   Journal of the History of Ideas 25 (1964): 279-84.
Identifies details of the characterization of the Canon and his Yeoman in CYP that derive from alchemical practice and materials, including the Canon's "distillation" (perspiration) and "mercurial" personality and his Yeoman's transformation and…

Gaylord, Alan T.   Studies in Philology 61 (1964): 19-34.
Analyzes the lexical and thematic nuances of "gentilesse" in TC, exploring how subtle changes in meaning and usage help to characterize Troilus and the other main characters. tracing the "evaporation of the ideal of 'gentilesse'" as "moral vertu,"…

Clogan, Paul M.   Philological Quarterly 43 (1964): 272-74.
Suggests that the explanation of Cybele as the "flower of spring" in the "Liber Imaginum Deorum" of Albricius I (also known as Mythographer III, perhaps Alexander Neckham) may be the source of Chaucer's reference to Cybele in his praise of Alceste…

Clogan, Paul M.   Studies in Philology 61 (1964): 599-615.
Describes the commentaries and glosses that are included in medieval manuscripts of Statius's "Thebaid," and shows that Chaucer was influenced by such glosses in details and passages of HF, Anel, TC, and KnT. The influence of Statius and the glosses…

Cadbury, William.   Philological Quarterly 43 (1964): 538-48.
Investigates the "active tension" between the characterization of the Manciple and the nature of ManT, analyzing differences between the Tale and its sources and analogues (especially characterizations and moralizations) to show how Chaucer…

Brown, Joella Owens.   Criticism 6 (1964): 44-52.
Maintains that the characterizations of the Monk in GP and in MkPT are consistent, and attributes their differing tones to the Monk's decision to "change his image" in the eyes of his fellow pilgrims while requiting the Host's derision with the…

Bloomfield, Morton W.   Thought: A Review of Culture and Ideas 39 (1964): 335-58.
Explores the narrative devices used by modern and premodern writers of fiction to establish "an air of truth or plausibility"—first-person point of view, intimate tone, details drawn from the real world, and various "tricks" used to compel readers…

Biggins, Dennis.   Medium Aevum 33 (1964): 200-03.
Offers evidence from medieval naturalists and bestiaries to clarify that the she-ape simile in ParsT 10.424 means that the "proud dandy . . . is ridiculously like a wretched ape sticking up its bare bottom when the moon is full."

Wilson, William Smith   Dissertation Abstracts International 31.06 (1970): 2893-94A.
Considers HF to be an occasional poem, perhaps "written for Christmas Revels at the Inner Temple," and reads its three parts an "an allegorical representation of the trivium as it pertains to poetry,"

Ussery, Huling E.   Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 50 (1965): 545-56.
Maintains that the PhyT was "specifically adapted especially to the Physician as teller," arguing that the opening of the Tale and its rhetoric reflect the arts training common to late-medieval physicians, that various details reflect the teller's…

Tremaine, Hadley Philip.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 2732A.
Edits the early modern Welsh play, "Troelius a Chresyd," with commentary on its relations with TC, Robert Henryson's "Testament," and early modern drama, treating the Welsh drama as a "secular mystery play."

Shorter, Robert Newland.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.01 (1965): 359A.
Treats TC as an "exemplum of" Bo, focusing on the extent of Boethian influence, the character of Criseyde, the ironic narrator, and the "appropriateness of the epilogue."

Rosenberg, Bruce Allen.   Dissertation Abstracts International 26.03 (1965): 1654A.
Interprets the Canon of CYP as "one of the men of Antichrist," and examines the sustained opposition of CYPT and SNPT, emphasizing their contrasting depictions of reason and revelation as ways of knowing.
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